December 30, 2013

Yummy Snacks for Your Next Big Adventure

Adventure Bars for on-the-go snacking

A big adventure needs fuel and The League of Adventurous Women test kitchen has a tasty treat for the next time you head out the door for fishing, cycling, skydiving or even a road trip.  These Adventure Bars are packed with protein and carbs for energy.

Adventure Bars

1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
¾ cup reduced fat peanut butter

4 cups Grape-nuts cereal
1 ½ cups dry roasted peanuts
1 ½ cups whole almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped*
1 cup Oatmeal (optional)
½ cup Coconut (optional)
1 cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, etc.)

Line 13x9 pan or jelly roll pan with parchment allowing parchment to go up the sides of the pan (or use foil and spray lightly with no-stick cooking spray).
Combine cereal, nuts, oatmeal and fruit in large bowl. Set aside.
Microwave corn syrup, sugar and peanut butter in large microwavable bowl on HIGH for 2-1/2 minutes or just until mixture boils, stirring every minute (time will vary depending on the strength of your microwave).
Add cereal mixture to peanut butter mixture. Stir to coat well. Press firmly into lined pan (you may have to press with a little piece of parchment to keep the mixture from coating your hands). Cool.  When mixture has cooled completely, pull entire rectangle out of pan by pulling on parchment. Cut into bars. Wrap bars separately for travel or store in an air-tight container.

* toast whole almonds at 350 degrees for 9 minutes. Let cool and chop into large pieces.


Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Michaelle - It's been a long time! I took a blogging break for several months and am back now. These snack bars look absolutely divine! Hope life is good!

Michaelle said...

Susie! How nice to hear from you! We need to reconnect : )